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#1 of 36 Article Comments - 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK First Look
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
May 30, 2008 (5:24 am)
There's good planning and there's good fortune, and we can't be sure which of these are to blame for the imminent arrival of a new compact SUV, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK. This new baby Benz will hit U.S. showrooms in January 2009, and although we aren't able to forecast what the gas price will be right then, it seems unlikely that it will be appreciably lower than it is now.
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First Look: 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK
May 30, 2008 (9:07 am)
I'll have to wait to see the new GLK in person, but this new MB at first glance reminds me a lot more of Suzuki than Mercedes.
#3 of 36 Shocking interior.
Jun 02, 2008 (10:45 am)
It would appear that during the recent Daimler Chrysler divorce that the Benz parent got custody of the kid that designed the interiors of recent Chrysler products. This GLK interior is awful in the same way interiors in the Caliber/Compass/ Patriot are awful. All hard edges and blocky, graceless forms executed in what appears to be hard grey plastic - whether it is soft to the touch or not. I can't recall a more unattractive, cheap-looking M-B interior. But then, BMW interiors are no paragon of beauty, either.
#4 of 36 Aerodynamics Reality is Anti-SUV
Jun 02, 2008 (11:00 am)
You're Dreaming when you say:
"there are those who believe that fuel prices will shift people out of utility vehicles and into automobiles. But this anti-SUV agenda doesn't have any basis in reality."
Aerodynamic Reality is going to reduce the SUV market.
#5 of 36 Re: Article Comments - 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK First Look [KarenS]
Jun 08, 2008 (4:29 pm)
If they bring the GLK 320 CDI to the USA, I would consider it. It should in reality get over 30 MPG on the highway. That would just about cut my mileage in half from my Sequoia. No interest in a premium gas Mercedes or BMW. Only diesel will get my hard earned cash.
Sep 14, 2008 (6:57 pm)
The local Seattle dealer is hosting 6 GLKs from the Factory for the next day or so, I think they are getting up to speed on the vehicles.
I saw two dark blue, two white and a dark red, and I have to say all look very good. Various interior colors, black, tan and gray. I really like all of them. Compact, but still roomy.
Just bought a C350 for my self, but snapped a few photos to show the wife - she really digs this car, perhaps it will be time to introduce her to Mercedes in the spring...
#8 of 36 The Wife Just Drove One
Dec 06, 2008 (5:01 am)
... and she likes it. She's looking to get out of the Toyota Sienna which is too big for us and which she doesn't really care for anyway.
The car is peppy. It's also bigger inside than it would appear to be from the outside. Looks like a winner. We're also considering a Volvo XC90 and the boss wants to drive both again before making a decision, which we'll probably do within the next week or so. Salesman couldn't/wouldn't give numbers. Anyone have any ideas as to what MB might do in the way of lease programs to get this guy off the ground?
#9 of 36 Re: The Wife Just Drove One [crestonave]
Dec 06, 2008 (7:32 pm)
crest - can't remember, but I thought I saw the starting price would be ~36 K? Figure an MSRP of ~42.5 with a few packages?
I am unclear how long it will take for any "deals" to show up - I would not expect soon. MB was only down 9% in November...
#10 of 36 Re: The Wife Just Drove One [murphydog]
Dec 07, 2008 (4:49 am)
Price sounds about right. You can actually "build" one on the website and get pricing that way. As far as "deals" I'm hoping perhaps they'll have some enticing lease deals just to get the car on the road and noticed. I'll keep the forum posted as to what I find out. Thanks.